Do you think you’re better off alone? (2020), Zoom performance, 50 minutes
Commissioned by the Royal Standard in Liverpool, Do you think you’re better off alone? is a DJ’d lecture accompanied by YouTube videos, originally presented on Zoom. The piece is an exploration of 90s Eurodance, typically characterised by a lyrical preoccupation with the word ‘freedom’, an emotively charged minor key, references to severe weather, and beats that suggest states of both euphoria and emergency. Eurodance, I argue, is a fantasty genre of irrational optimism and desperate, unanswerable questioning.